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Valentine’s Day Run/Bike/Run challenges couples to stay fit, build stronger relationships

By Senior Airman Stormy Archer | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | Jan. 27, 2017

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph —

The 502nd Force Support Squadron will host a Valentine’s Day Run/Bike/Run Event Feb. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Eberle Park.

The event will consist of a 5K run, 10-mile bike and then another mile-and-a-half run.

“This is a great way to get people active and promote being fit as a couple,” Tommy Brown, 502nd FSS recreation aide, said. “A lot of people have started working on the fit couple thing, it’s in now. Coming out (to the event) you can expect to see a lot of couples with the same interests.”

Activities will begin at 8 a.m., but participants will need to show up early to register.

The Valentine’s Day Run/Bike/Run is a free event open to all DoD ID cardholders at JBSA, even those who are single. JBSA members planning on participating in the bike portion of the event will need to bring their own bike and must wear a helmet.

Working out as a couple can give you an extra push and is a great way to hold each other accountable to your goals and build a stronger relationship, Brown said.

“It’s easy to come in and tell yourself, ‘Hey I’m going to run three miles or I’m going to do chest and shoulders today.’”  Brown said. “If you aren’t held accountable you can get away with not really doing it, but if you come in with a partner you can hold each other accountable. At this time of year people always set New Year’s resolutions to be healthy or live a healthier lifestyle. It always helps to have a partner.”